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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jun 16, 2011 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most underrated, least discussed show of 1977 is......

I've recently been diving in to these late '77 shows as well. With Wolf back, the power and intensity of the dead's live sound seemed to peak in a way: Two drummers and a tight, clean sound would never quite "work" for the dead's songs as perfectly as here ever again. As is often observed, they couldn't turn corners and enter the "slipspace" of a Dark Star or Other One as well as they had with one drummer, but I personally think that by october of 77, things were coming together in a new way. They figured out how to play to the strengths of the big, loud band thing with exciting rhythmic dynamics that couldn't have been possible or as effective with one drummer. Just my 2 cents.